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Au Violon

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Altstadt
French, European, Fusion
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Im Lohnhof 4, Basel, Switzerland
0041 61 269 87 11
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Accommodating, Welcoming and Atmospheric

whilst visiting my daughter who is residing locally and following a very wet day, this visit was an absolute delight. We had not booked and it was a very busy Friday evening. However upon arrival and despite being busy the maitre d' made us welcome, found us a table and ensured we were well catered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
willesley
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Leicestershire, England
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Leicestershire, England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

whilst visiting my daughter who is residing locally and following a very wet day, this visit was an absolute delight. We had not booked and it was a very busy Friday evening. However upon arrival and despite being busy the maitre d' made us welcome, found us a table and ensured we were well catered for during the evening. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Excellent dinner in a superbe brasserie atmosphere in this gem in Basel. We loved the fois gras, scallops, steak fries and delicious cod fillet in safan sauce which we had accompanied with a very tasty wine menu. Definitely recommended in Basel and surroundings. Just be prepared for Basel prices too.

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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A little gem in the centre of Basel Try the steak frites and the recommrnended house wine and go there with so e of your best friends and enjoy the chat, the food and the wine..... It does not come much better if you like a relaxed bon vivant atmosphere.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I had an early business meal at Au Violon during December, when the city is shrouded in drizzle. I was pleasantly surprised with the very good food and service. I had the fillet steak and it was perfect, as were the French fries served with them. The wine selection is not amazing, but those offered were decent. The setting is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Went here for dinner with colleagues and the food was excellent. Portions were generous especially the tartar. I had fish and it was very good. The service was wonderful as well. I'd come back again.

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

...one of the best Tatar in town - can really recommend this nice and familiar location just up the hill and next to Barfüsserplatz

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United States
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101 reviews 101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Went here for a business dinner. It was a quiet night in the restaurant. The service was good. The Menu had some nice fall options including apples, chestnuts, and pumpkin. The food was good but not extraordinary. I would go back again.

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Top Contributor
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39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Experienced a lovely lunch at Au Violon during a recent business trip to Basel. Set in a beautiful location in the city the food matched the ambience and would thoroughly recommend paying a visit when you are in the city. I had the Rib Eye which was cooked to perfection. They do love fries at Au Violon and I probably... More 

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31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Service is good but not extraordinary, food is good but gets boring once you end up here for the second time. Good for business meals where you want a good but not extravagant place.

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Washington DC
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Wonderful food, helpful service, prices -- well, this is Switzerland after all (about $100 per person all in all). Reservations are a must, even during the week.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Im Lohnhof 4, Basel, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Altstadt
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt
  • Phone Number: 0041 61 269 87 11

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 44
  • Cuisine: French, European, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients

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